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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Farmers Market Application

Farmers market

The Town of Banff is accepting applications for the operation for a multi-day Farmers Market.

Apply by February 10. 

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Apply for a Community Grant

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The Town of Banff’s Community Grants provide support to Banff’s non-profit societies, community organizations, and individuals. 

Deadline for applications is March 30 at 12 p.m.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Homegrown Art Show

Homegrown Poster

The 2020 Homegrown Art Show Opening Reception will be held Friday, March 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Banff Town Hall.

Annual Celebration of Original Community Art

Each spring, Town Hall hosts an annual exhibition of artwork created by residents of the Bow Valley. A ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

SnowDays Winter Festival

SnowDays Snow Sculpture

The annual SnowDays celebration is a highlight of the winter season in Banff National Park; a free 12-day long event held during January, centred around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff. Occurring at the same time as the Ice Magic Festival in Lak...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Parking Proposal Public Input Workshop

Parking Problems

Register to be a part of the Banff Parking Proposal Workshop. This session will involve participation from all attendees. Discuss the proposal, provide feedback, and bring new ideas.

The workshop will be held Thursday, January 30 starting at 6 p.m.

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Smoking survey extended to Jan. 31

Smoking Survey

Should Banff’s bylaw about smoking and vaping cannabis be changed, and should smoking and vaping tobacco be regulated more strictly?

Visit Banffviewpoints.ca/smoking to take this survey. Survey has been extended to January 31.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

$2.5 million donation from Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation

Central Park Bridge Illustration

The Wim & Nancy Pauw Foundation announces a donation of $2.5 million to the Town of Banff, ensuring the completion of a much-needed pedestrian bridge connecting downtown Banff to the Recreation Grounds and the Cave & Basin District.

“The ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Community Novelty Races

Fat Bike Skijoring

Take on your neighbours and work colleagues. Sign up to participate in Banff’s SnowDays Community Novelty Races, on Jan. 19, from 10 am – 1 pm.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Snow Clearing

Snow Clearing Map

Winter Road Maintenance and Snow Removal

Roads are plowed and sanded according to the Snow Management Plan.  Different areas have different priority zones, which are based on transit, school bus and emergency vehicle routes. During a snowfall, cre...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap

Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap

Council adopted the Renewable Energy Transition Roadmap, a guiding document for the community’s plan to combat climate change. The plan reaffirms council’s previous goals of achieving 30% emissions reductions by 2030, and 80% by 2050 (...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Help find a solution to parking & congestion downtown

Let's Talk Parking

The Town of Banff is set to kick off public engagement to help develop a parking management plan that will address the ongoing issues around parking and congestion in downtown Banff. 

“Traffic congestion and the impact of having 4 million visitors...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

FireSmart Work December-January

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Starting the week of December 9 to January 30, the Banff Fire Department and its contractors will be cutting and burning to FireSmart areas around the town of Banff.

Residents in the adjacent areas will be notified and signage will be placed in areas work ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Banff Access Program Expanded

Banff Access Card

A second tier has been added to the Banff Access Program so more people can access discounts and free programs. 

The new tier will allow people earning up to 50% more than the Statistics Canada low income cut-off to access free and discounted prog...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

artsPlace in Banff

artsPlace in Banff

For the first time, Canmore's artsPlace is bringing its programs to Banff.

Over 800 Banff residents gave ideas in the recent Banff Community Social Assessment, noting the need for artsPlace creative programming and indoor winter activities. In partnership ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Downtown Rink Open

Downtown Rink

Banff's downtown rink at the high school field has opened.

The rink will remain open as long as weather permits. For more information about outdoor skating, visit https://banff.ca/110/Outdoor-Ice-Skating 

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Take the Disconnect Challenge

Disconnect Box

The devices that we interact with each day provide so many opportunities – whether it’s chromebooks for learning at school; phones that give us the power to stay in touch or stay organized; or apps that simply allow us to have fun &...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Banff rolls out food bin fleet to grow composting

Food waste bin

New food composting bins are being rolled out all over Banff to help residents cut down on waste going to the landfill.

Over a dozen new food bins are being installed in various neighbourhoods around Banff over the next week as part of the Zero Waste Trail...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Green fleet REVs up in Banff

REV Vehicle Launch

The Town of Banff unveiled 10 new electric vehicles and equipment this week as part of the REV initiative to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. 

“Banff strives to be a model environmental community, wher...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fall/Winter Classes & Programs

Essential Guide Cover

Registration for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 classes opens September 2. 

Find out what programs and courses are being offered this season in The Essential Local’s Guide to Banff. This guide, printed twice a year, has everything from sports and aquatics ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Johnson Lake Closure

Johnson Lake Closure

The following information is from Parks Canada:

What’s happening: 

Parks Canada will remove all fish from Johnson Lake in an attempt to eradicate whirling disease. This requires the lake to be partially drained and the fish to be removed ...

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